Sydney Renae Chandler and Lacie Michelle Kirby are co-valedictorians for this year's graduating class at Colcord High School.

The pair share the stage with a trio of salutatorians: Zelda Lee, Kaylee Arayia Potter and Yer Vang.

The class will graduate at 7 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the Hornet Football Field in Colcord. The senior awards night takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at Hornet Arena.

Meet the top 10

Sydney Renae Chandler

The daughter of Sarah and Skip Chandler, Sydney Renae Chandler plans to pursue a bachelor's degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. 

Chandler credits her mother for helping her achieve her goals.

"She works so hard and her work ethic has always been amazing to me," Chandler said.

She said she will always remember her friends from Colcord, because she knows they will go their separate ways after graduation - to start their careers and their lives. 

Lacie Michelle Kirby

The daughter of Mike and Twila Kirby, Lacie Kirby plans to pursue a nursing degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. 

She credits her grandmother, Peggy Barnes, for helping her be where she is today.

She's thankful for two teachers, Mr. Cherry and Mrs. Johnson for "always pushing me to be my best."

Zelda Lee

The daughter of Lao Lee and Kia Lor, Zelda Lee plans to pursue a degree in biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

She said her parents have inspired her future plans.

"They work hard everyday to make sure I have everything I need," Lee said. "Their hard work is for me to succeed. They encourage me to do my best. 

"They are my inspiration."

She said she will always remember the friends she made in high school.

"All of the good and bad times are filled with [friends]," Lee said. "When I'm having a rough time they were there for me. They are what got me through high school."

Kaylee Arayia Potter

The daughter of Terry and Michelle Potter, Kaylee Arayia Potter plans to pursue a degree in health and physical education, along with secondary math education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. 

She said her mom inspires her. 

"My mom is a great example to me," Potter said. "I hope to like her when I am older."

She has many memories from high school - especially her "great friends" who made a difference in her life..

Yer Vang

The daughter of Gre Vang and Chi Xiong, Yer Vang plans to pursue a career in the health care industry. She plans to attend Tulsa Community College in Tulsa for her associate's degree and then transfer to a university.

She said her parents inspire her through their support.

"They were always there to help me when I am confused or lost," Vang said.

She said she will always remember her time at Colcord High School.

"It's like my other home that I can always go to," Vang said. "I made so [many] memories a this school, and so I'll never forget."

Gracie Rheagen Barbee

The daughter of Kym and Ronnie Barbee, Gracie Rheagen Barbee plans to pursue an associates degree in applied science at the Dental Assistant School in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

She said her parents have inspired her to be where she is today. 

"[They] have always taught me to never give up," Barbee said. "That has allowed me to always go for the gold, and follow my dreams, no matter what they are."

Barbee said she will most remember the football games, riding in the ag truck, laughing at the class.

"It all has a piece of my heart and always will," she said.

Cheryl Elizabeth Kramer

The daughter of John and Irene Kramer, Cheryl Elizabeth Kramer is still considering her future plans.

She said her family inspires her, because they have given her a love of reading and a love of learning.

"I'll always remember the great teachers and the fantastic memories I have made with my friends," Kramer said.

Skyla Rain Drywater

The daughter of Jaime and Vince Drywater, Skyla Rain Drywater plans to complete the LPN program at Northeast Tech in Kansas, and then continue on to receive her RN degree in nursing.

She credits her family, for pushing her to do her best in everything.

The one thing she'll remember most about high school - her "amazing friends and teachers."

Kailee Lynn Fowler

The daughter of Jerry Fowler Jr., and Angie Simmons, Kailee Lynn Fowler plans to pursue a nursing degree from Northeast Technical Center. 

She said her parents inspire her to pursue the degree.

"The fact that neither of my parents went to college, makes me want to," Fowler said. 

Fowler said she will most remember her friends at Colcord High School because "they have always been there for me."

Megan Olivia Lynch

The daughter of Mark and Tina Lynch, Megan Olivia Lynch plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in animal science while pursuing a pre-vet degree.

She said her father inspires her.

"He never let me give less than 100 percent on anything," Lynch said. "He gave me everything [I needed] to succeed."

She said she will always remember the support she received from her teachers at Colcord. 

"It's something I'll hold onto," Lynch said.